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May 18, 2010

Students, Young Alumni Earn National Honors

Recent awards include Goldwater Scholarship, three National Science Foundation Fellowships, two Fulbright grants, and NCAA Scholarship

A number of students and young alumni have been recognized recently for their academic excellence with funding for future studies. Recent awards include a Goldwater Scholarship, three National Science Foundation Fellowships, two Fulbright grants, and an NCAA Scholarship.

Lauren Huyett ’11 (Blandon, Pa.), a chemical engineering major, received a Goldwater Scholarship. Awarded for academic merit, the Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. It will cover college costs up to a maximum of $7,500 next academic year. After Lafayette, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering.

Ross Moretti ’12 (Freehold, N.J.), a chemistry major, received honorable mention. Moretti plans to pursue a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. He would like to conduct research in synthetic organic chemistry and teach at the university level.

Ashley Cramer ’10 (East Stroudsburg, Pa.), Ryan McGinnis ’09, and Scott Crown ’08 have received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, which consist of a $30,000 annual stipend for a maximum of three years. Recipients are selected based on overall abilities and accomplishments, as well as potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the United States science and engineering industries. Ten current or former Lafayette students have received this honor in the last 11 years.

Bradley Williams ’10 (Marriottsville, Md.) and Jenny Boyar ’08 have received English Teaching Assistantship Fulbright Grants. Williams will go to Argentina in the fall to teach English to future English as a Second Language teachers and provide graphic design and business support for a local nonprofit. Boyar, who graduated with majors in English and psychology, will teach conversational English to secondary school students in Taiwan. Twenty-six Lafayette students have received Fulbrights in the past 11 years.

Banks Clark ’10 (Durham, N.C.), a double major in art and a self-designed major in philosophy of religion, was named one of the 174 recipients of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. The $7,500 awards honor those who excel academically and athletically and are in their final year of intercollegiate athletic competition. Clark is a member of the fencing team.

For information on applying for scholarships and fellowships, contact Julia A. Goldberg, associate dean of the College, (610) 330-5521.

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